532 Awaken Soon, You Who Are Smart
1 The current work of the Holy Spirit is indeed hard for people to imagine and all enters into reality; it really won’t do for you to be thoughtless. If your heart and mind are not right, then you will have no way out. From start to finish you must be watchful at all times and be sure to guard against negligence. Blessed are those who are constantly watchful and waiting and who are quiet before Me! Blessed are those who constantly look up to Me with their hearts, who take care to listen closely to My voice, who pay attention to My actions and who put My words into practice! Let this be a warning to you! You must take heed! Those who are smart should quickly wake up to the truth! Relinquish all those things you are unwilling to part with. These things really are harmful to your life and are of no benefit!
2 I hope you can rely on Me in your actions, otherwise the only path ahead will be the path of death, and where then will you go to search for the path of life? Withdraw your heart that loves to busy itself with external things! Withdraw your heart that disobeys other people! If your life cannot mature and you are forsaken, won’t you then be the one who has tripped yourself up? The work of the Holy Spirit now is not like you imagine. If you are unable to relinquish your conceptions then you will suffer a great loss. If the work was in keeping with man’s conceptions, would your old nature and conceptions be able to come to light? Would you be able to know yourself? Maybe you still think that you have no conceptions, but this time all your various ugly facets will clearly come to light.
Adapted from “Chapter 14” of Utterances of Christ in the Beginning
in The Word Appears in the Flesh